Annual Report

Kathy’s House Annual Report for 2014 - 2015

  • Since opening in 2001, Kathy's House has provided more than 105,000 nights of lodging and served more than 15,000 guests
  • The average length of stay is 8 days, and guests stay anywhere from 1 night to over a year
  • 55% of guests are caregivers; 45% are patients
  • 83% of guests are referred from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by Children's Hospital, and Columbia St. Mary's
  • 80% of families referred are receiving treatment for cancer (mostly for complex cancers such as blood, bone, and pancreatic), followed by cardiovascular, stroke, and accident/trauma
  • Almost all guests live at least 50 miles outside of Milwaukee; 62% are from Wisconsin with the most coming from northeast Wisconsin, 10% from Michigan, 8% from Illinois, 6% from other Midwest states, 13% from other US states, and 1% from outside of the US
  • Lodging is donation-based, with the average donation of $35, but no one is turned away due to inability to make a donation

2014 - 2015 Financial Overview

  • Kathy's House is projected to end the 2015 fiscal year with a healthy and balanced budget. Expenditures and revenues are expected to be $450,000. Independent financial audits are conducted annually, and Kathy's House has received a clean audit every year.
  • Cost per night per room to operate Kathy's House in 2015 is $90 based on current occupancy. Most local hotels charge a minimum $110 a night.
  • Not reflected in the revenue chart is the work and value of hundreds of volunteers. On average, volunteers contribute 200 hours per week or over 10,000 hours a year. This work is valued at $187,200. Leveraging the time and talent of compassionate volunteers helps to keep costs down.

Want More Information About Kathy’s House?

If you are not finding what you're looking for or if you are just interested in learning more about Kathy's House, we encourage you to contact us.